Pierre Alliez, Laurent Saboret, Gael Guennebaud
This Cgal component implements a state-of-the-art surface reconstruction method: Poisson Surface Reconstruction. The input is an unorganized point set, possibly with attributes such as unoriented or oriented normals. The output is either an implicit function (ready for evaluation by any contouring algorithm), or a surface mesh generated by the Cgal surface mesh generator.
Note that since reconstruction methods often require pre-processing a point set (through reduction, smoothing, outlier removal, normal estimation, normal orientation), we provide components devoted to these tasks in the Point Set Processing component.